The powerlifter is perfecting her form in preparation for the 2015 Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea.
She will represent Samoa in the male-dominated sport.
"I just want to encourage others," she says.
"There are so many opportunities for women out there. They just don't know how strong they are."
Fuamatu, wo lives in the Auckland suburb of Onehunga, was born in New Zealand but worked in Samoa for eight years as a sports co-ordinator.
It was during this time she discovered all of the benefits of being involved in sport.